By Nova Hasley
With the change in seasons comes a whole new color palette.
Pantone, a global color authority, came out with their color swatches for the summer, reminding one of a tropical sunset. “People love to mix and match colors that make them think of summer and spread the good feeling,” says Kristina Michniak, North America Apparel Manager for Spreadshirt, an online apparel company.
This summer, bring the beach to your living room with these summer colors:
There is something so calming about the color blue — especially in these gorgeous shades. Use these colors in the room you like to relax for a soothing effect. Why not paint the dining room blue? Aqua blue, that is. “If you want to suppress your appetite, blue may be a suitable kitchen color because it can have this effect on some people,” says home improvement writer Kathy Hatter.
Don’t these colors make you think of a gorgeous sunset? Take a cue from nature by adding the warmth of the sun to your décor. Simply switch out your winter or spring décor pillows with fresh new ones for that pop of color.
Tangerine is an “energizing orange shade that can be mixed with a range of bright shades and put into super modern and beautiful combinations,” says fashion blogger Rima Kh. May we suggest color-blocking tangerine with other summer colors to create the extra edge you’re looking for.
Pinks are big this season with men and women alike. Softer tones like Blush Pink help add warmth without going all out. “Furniture follows fashion and blush pink is a major resort-wear color this season and will be found throughout homes next,” says Kelly Fallis, CEO of Remote Stylist.
Make the style your own by mixing the colors this season. The picture below shows this season’s color palette doesn’t have to be used in a tropical theme, but a classy one.
For a more unique tone, go with Lucite Green. Get the best of both worlds with the calming effects of blue and the edge of a summer trend.
Want all the season’s colors in one place? Apartment Therapy put this modern room together with most of the colors without being over the top. What do you think of this year’s summer colors? Do they inspire you to redecorate? Or wait for fall?
Nova Hasley is a content intern for New Home Source.